Matt’s note: This one is sourced from a combination of speeches in Richard III
THE MATH (any gender, mid twenties to mid forties)
This really is an ugly place to start, isn’t it? Today was an ugly day for you and for me. Believe me when I say, it’s nothing personal. Your husband happened to be spreading his gangs all over my territories. I can’t let that happen.
And now your husband is dead. I take responsibility for that. But I also take responsibility for those in your family who are alive. I adore Skyler. I always have. I want to spend the rest of my life with Skyler. I want to have children.
You think I'm an animal? On pure animal terms then, I think I make sense. The math of survival is in your favor. One husband for two, maybe three grandchildren.
Not only that but when I marry Skyler, what’s mine belongs to Skyler.
And what belongs to Skyler belongs to you.
Your husband lost the fight for himself but he won territories for you... if you can help me. Skyler might not be very fond of me right now but a mother's influence can work wonders.
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